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Re: Alternatives to Snipe Bills..

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  • Mark
    Best explanation - http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/schedule/27season_video.html The top one, bible box. The pins are bent back like clinch nails. It s
    Message 1 of 7 , Nov 2, 2009
      Best explanation - http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/schedule/27season_video.html

      The top one, bible box. The pins are bent back like clinch nails.

      It's period (for me, anyway) and it's just something I wanted to try. I got them positioned OK, but the steel pins were resisting being bent into staples.


      --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart <baronconal@...> wrote:
      >
      > I'm having a little trouble imagining an application for those hinges...
      >
      > Wouldn't they have to be VERY close to the edge of both the back and
      > lid to work? And that would make it likely to tear out?
      >
      > Baron Conal O'hAirt / Jim Hart
      >
      > Aude Aliquid Dignum
      > ' Dare Something Worthy '
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: Mark <mross7@...>
      > To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Mon, November 2, 2009 8:21:35 AM
      > Subject: [MedievalSawdust] Alternatives to Snipe Bills..
      >
      >
      > Since snipe bill hinges cost alot ($16 a pair)
      > http://www.lucianav eryblacksmith. com/catalog/ snipehinges. htm
      >
      > Does anybody have alternatives? 2" cotter pins would be great, but the metal is too hard to effectively bend into a staple. Can you anneal stainless steel?
      >
    • Mark
      ... And that s where I got the incentive to try it (natch). :-)
      Message 2 of 7 , Nov 2, 2009
        > Last time I saw a demonstration for one, they were used on a Bible box. It was an episode of The Woodwright's Shop (natch)
        >
        >
        And that's where I got the incentive to try it (natch). :-)
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